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Bentley releases new PLAXIS versions

Bentley is happy to announce the release of new PLAXIS CONNECT version (Edition V20 Update 3), including new PLAXIS Output Viewers, a calculation manager, MoDeTo’s new Soil Reaction curves in Design...

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Human-induced seismic activity significantly reduced due to COVID-19 pandemic

Findings from a new study suggest that human-induced seismic noise has been reduced as a result of COVID-19 measures. The research which was published on July 23, 2020 in Science, suggests that th...

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Splitting Tensile Strength Test (Brazilian)

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Introduction The Brazilian Test is a laboratory test conducted in rock mechanics to indirectly determine the tensile strength of rocks. The tensile strength of rock materials is an import...

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Pseudo-static analysis in Bentley's PLAXIS

Despite being a simplified approach, finite element pseudo-static analysis may provide a reliable tool due to its simplicity and relative inexpensiveness. The fundamentals of pseudo-static analysis i...

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Point Load Test

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Introduction Point Load (PL) is a test that aims at characterizing rock materials in terms of strength. It is an index test, meaning that it can be performed relatively quickly and without the...

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Measuring torque in pile installation via Hubbell's wireless system

The CHANCE wireless torque indicator, manufactured by Hubbell Power Systems, is a state-of-the-art system to measure torque during pile installation. The capacity of a pile can be correlated to its i...

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New Swept Meshing feature in Bentley's PLAXIS 3D

With the release of Bentley's PLAXIS 3D CONNECT Edition V20 Update 2, the meshing procedure is enhanced with the new Swept Meshing Feature. Learn more about PLAXIS CONNECT Swept meshing refers to the...

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Hubbell's helical pile systems: A foundation solution to swimming pools in difficult soil conditions

CHANCE Foundation Solutions, a Hubbell's company, utilized its helical pile systems to support the foundation of swimming pools. The foundation of a swimming pool can experience sinking due to unstab...

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Hubbell utilizes helical piles for a project requiring lateral load capacity

Hubbell used helical piles for the installation of new ballistic barriers in the Dallas Pistol Club, Texas. Helical piles are typically associated with gravity load - force pushing down on the pile a...

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Keller implements ground freezing technique in New York's major tunnel project

Keller applied ground freezing in the largest infrastructure project ever conducted in Suffolk County, New York. Keller is one of the few companies in North America to offer ground freezing technique...

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A list of Videos on Laboratory Testing to support Online Instruction

Introduction In the wake of the continuing spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease, and the concerns of the health, safety and well-being of the communities at academic institutions around t...

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A list of Videos on Laboratory Testing to support Online Instruction

Introduction In the wake of the continuing spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease, and the concerns of the health, safety and well-being of the communities at academic institutions around t...

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Measurement of Specific Gravity of Soils

Introduction Soil is a three-phase material that consists of solid particles and voids which are filled with water and air. The specific gravity (GS) of a soil refers to the ratio of the solid part...

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National Dam Safety Progam: Expert Video Series by FEMA

In an effort to promote awareness on Dam Safety, an issue that is increasingly pertinent, particularly for the ageing infrastructure of the United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (F...

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The phenomenon of Quick Clays

Introduction Quick clay refers to a specific type of clayey material that experiences a significant loss of strength when it is disturbed. Quick clays are glaciomarine formations that can be...

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What is Geotechnical Engineering?

Geotechnical Engineering has been - throughout the years - an often overlooked but nonetheless integral part of human endeavors towards progress. Everything around us is supported by soil or rock and...

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Triaxial Compression Test in Rock

Introduction Triaxial tests are widely used in geotechnical engineering both in soil and rock mechanics. Specimens are axially loaded to failure while a confining pressure is constantly applied. A...

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EERI Webinar: Case Studies of Financial Decision-Making using Near Real time Post Earthquake Information, by Dr. David J. Wald

In a 2019 webinar, offered by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Young Members Committee, Dr. David J. Wald, Seismologist at the U.S. Geological Survey, explains how several newly d...

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2019 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 9,000+ professionals and 700+ companies and organizations in the geotechnical engineering profession. Powered by GeoWorld, the professional network for g...

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Practical Soil Dynamics

The objective of this book is to fill some of the gaps in the existing engineering codes and standards related to soil dynamics, concerning issues in earthquake engineering and ground vibrations, by...

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Practical Guide to Green Technology for Ground Engineering

Over the last 50 years there has been rapid development of construction techniques, analytical methods and materials for use in ground engineering. One of the major techniques which has been developed...